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hillary clinton herself as the chief democrat in the country. when will they pivot? >>> if you're worried we'll soon be governed by sharia law, have no fear. republicans are keeping us safe from something that was never going to happen anyway. that and other lore lights there 2012 in the "sideshow." >>> and finally lly hopes for hopes for the upcoming year, especially from the president. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] feeling like a shadow of your former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? be governed by sharia law, have for politics. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey announced today his candidacy for the united states senate seat held by john
blood clot. what could that mean for hillary clinton and her political future? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." right now we're following breaking news. all eyes are in the house of representatives where lawmakers are weighing the future of a bill that's now effectively a fiscal cliff fix. no vote has been scheduled on the bill that the senate passed in the middle of the night after steep tax cuts and spending cuts kicked in. speaker john boehner has been trying to overcome some seriously stiff republican opposition. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is beginninging our coverage this hour. dana, what's the very latest as far as republicans in the house, the majority are concerned? >> reporter: the very latest, wolf, is that down this hallway is the house speaker's office. in that house right now are minutes of the house republican leadership having a discussion, what are they going to do? are they going to have a vote tonight and more importantly, are they going to try to put this senate-passed bill on the house floor with an amendment. it was very cle
to increase any tax rates. how can it be that we have the rates the president is proposing back in the clinton years and the had the longest period of uninterrupted growth in the nation's history, 23 million jobs created, would balance the budget and were paying down the debt. if those tax rates are so needed to job creation, how is it that we have those very rates that the country was doing the best it has ever done? how can it be? the ideological rigidity is not fact-based. it is not fact-based. one of the things they are saying now is that if you go to a top rate of 39.6, that will have enormous consequences on economic growth. cbo has studied that issue. they have told us it would change economic growth by 1/10 of 1%. extending the tax cut would add -- extending all the middle class tax cuts would add 1.3% to economic growth. the overwhelming driver here is extending tax relief for the middle class. at least those making below $250,000. i go to another issue. there are income tax rates currently at 35% tax rate. what about people who are paying a rate of 15%? -- how about the unearned whe
hours left to get it passed through both chambers of cocongress >> secretary of state hillary clinton is in the hospital in new york tonight with a blood clot related to a concussion she suffered earlier this month. doctors discovered the blood clot during a routine follow up exam today. mrs. clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants. she will remain in the hospital for at least 48 hours, so doctors can monitor her condition. mrs. clinton suffered the concussion while battling a stomach flu, which left her dehydrated, causing her to faint and fall at her home. mrs clinton had been expected to return to work next week. a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in illinois could come before state lawmakers in springfield as soon as this week >> the headline in sundays sun times said it all... president obama calling on illinois to legalize gay marriage... i think the president speaks for the majority of americans.. the timing... crucial for state represenative greg harris, who looks for a vote on marriage equlity in springfield in the next week... just two months after voters maine, mar
either gone or demoted. this is direct quote from spokeswoman victoria knew land. secretary clinton accepted eric boss equal's decision to resign as effective up immediately. the other three individuals have been relieved of their current duties. all four individuals have been placed on administrative leave pending further action. the "new york post" is reporting those folks are still on the state department payroll. eric boswell who they said resigned did not resign and all four will be back to work before too long. >> they just shifted the deck chairs and they want to make the american people believe that the state department has held people accountable for their lack of security and sending help to four brave americans. this is incredibly inept of the state department to think that it continue to fool the american public. pathetic. >> reporter: we've asked the state department about this and they have chosen so far not to clarify or deny any of it. keep in mind that right now, they're trying to transition from the clinton era to the kerry era. >> secretary clinton as you heard he
the health of secretary of state hillary clinton. doctors say they're confident she'll make a full recovery from a blood clot between her brain and her skull. the condition brought on by a concussion that she suffered during a fainting spell at her home back in early december. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington. when did these health problems start for the secretary? >> reporter: well, rick, for nearly a month secretary clinton has been dealing with health problems which began, according to her staff, after being overseas. on fred, december 7th, mrs. clinton has a stomach virus. the following tuesday, a trip canceled sending a deputy in her place. on saturday, december 15th, her aides say mrs. clinton became dehydrated from the stomach virus or which led to a blackout causing the concussion, and then last weekend on sunday b aides confirming the discovery of this blood clot. clinton's aides have not said when the fall happened, where she was when it happened or whether she was alone when it happened. rick: a lot of lawmakers want to hear from secretary
hillary clinton in the hospital a little while longer. we are learning more about the dangers of that blood clot near her brain. plus, students who survived the massacre in newtown, connecticut are getting ready to go back to class in a different school. but officials say that they are trying to make it feel as familiar for the kids as possible. that's coming up on "the fox report." i'm done! "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever. now they have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser so you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away tough, dried-on stains. hey, do you guys think i'm "momtacular" or "momtrocious"? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. now with the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at liberty mu
was on the right so they could make obama look bad. at some point they will have to confront hillary clinton herself as the chief democrat in the country. when will they pivot? >>> if you're worried we'll soon be governed by sharia law, have no fear. republicans are keeping us safe from something that was never going to happen anyway. that and other low lights there 2012 in the "sideshow." >>> and finally my hopes for the upcoming year, especially from the president. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey announced today his candidacy for the united states senate seat held by john kerry who president obama has nominated for secretary of state. markey is a friend and respected guest on "hardball" and has been in the house since 1976. he's the dean of the massachusetts delegation, and he has the best values of anybody i know in politics. if he gets the democratic nomination for the senate, he could wind up running against scott brown who won the seat in 2010, then lost it last month. the special election is likely to take place this june. we'll be r
something things i hadn't seen before. first paul tsongas started talking about gay issues then bill clinton appeared at the palace theater in may of '92 before a gay audience, before television cameras and national political reporters and made some very concrete promises to the gay crowd he was the presumive nominee then and somebody whose position hadn't done that before and it seemed to me looking at that and looking at the attitude of the republicans what were hammering on gay and lesbian voters and with pat robertson and pat buchanan from the pulpit of the republican national convention, between those two attitudes, those polarizing rejection and acceptance, a national gay block vote formed for the first time and that affected the election in a decisive way. >> rose: what did you do? >> i wrote an op-ed piece for the "new york times" saying it had a huge psychological effect and might affect the election and i wrote it and thinking about it the week after i wrote if this is going to happen, why isn't this a book? and if it's a book why shouldn't i try to do it? >> i remember a friend of
. a health crisis lands secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital, what doctors are telling us about her condition. plus, iran test firing a new range of weapons right near the strait of hormuz where a chunk of oil passes each day. the impact on the middle east and on our world, it's all "happening now." >> reporter: there is a note of optimism in the race to avoid the fiscal cliff. hello, everybody, i'm uma pemmaraju in for jenna lee today. jon: good to have you here. optimism is always a good thing in washington. that is in short supply. ringing in 2013 at midnight tonight could mean ringing in more than half a trillion dollars in tax hikes and a hundred billion dollars worth of spending cuts from defense and other key domestic programs, that is if no deal is reached in time to avert it. both the house and senate with rare new year's eve sessions today as they try to hammer out some sort of an agreement. >> we do have to work together, because without bi-partisanship nothing is going anywhere. what we can do is avoid a fiscal calamity by not having the sequestration take place on j
. secretary clinton has indicated that she is going to implement all of them. what i -- my message to the state department has been very simple. and that is we're going to solve this. we're not going to be defensive about it. we're no pretend that this was not a problem. this was a huge problem and we're going to implement every single recommendation that's been put forward. some individuals have been held accountable inside of the state department and what i've said is that we are going to fix this to make sure this does not happen again because these are folks that i send into the field. we understand that there are dangers involved. but when you read the report and it confirms what we had already seen based on some of our internal reviews, there was just some sloppiness, not intentional, in terms of how we secure embassies in areas where you essentially don't have governments that have a lot of capacity to protect those embassies. so we're doing a thorough review. not only will we implement the recommendations that were made, but we'll try to do more than that. with respect to w
through bill clinton and others like him trying to change it, made the party more acceptable to the american people. republicans have not gotten there yet. it was a party as we saw in the election, a declining -- white share of the vote is the declining share of the electorate. their share is going up, but not enough to compensate. >> right. >> right now the sort of primal scream you hear for spending cuts isn't consummate with the american people. president obama just ran on a program of resisting some of the fundamental ways in which the republicans wanted to change medicare and raise taxes on people over $250,000. he won the election and people from the very red districts elected in the house simply have not adapted to that reality. >> let me go to jonathan chait and the primal scream and the election president obama won, but you wouldn't know this in washington. doesn't it feel sometimes like one side experienced maybe a different election? >> they did. for the house republicans, they don't have to worry about public opinion. the house republicans got fewer votes than hou
on january 1, were the clinton era tax rates and they voted to cut them. and grover can't argue against that because the law is the law. guest: i wish you weren't so rashal about things. that's not the way congress works. but maybe you're right . host: to denise on the democratic line. caller: i would like to make the point that we would all be driving electric cars which would get everybody a job the last 30 years if they didn't stop it because so many people are entrenched in oil and oil money. and if we would have more democraticically run businesses, which i do see in my home state happening more and more, i think that would solve a big big portion of the problem. thank you. host: what energy end of the year energy issues are we looking at here and which ones are likely to get punted down the road? guest: that's a good question. i'm not sure what energy issues -- i'm not aware of any -- host: tax issues? guest: tax issues for the fiscal cliff. but going down the road you definitely have some issues. there's the need for a new highway bill, they've had trouble tasking the highway leg
$400,000 a year. hillary clinton still in the hospital this morning with a blood clot on her brain. so much for those idiotic republicans who accused her of faking her illness. now what i want to know is will allen west and john boldton and other republicans who criticized her get out there and apologize. don't hold your breath. i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is the bill press. >> bill: okay. we got a deal. is that good or bad news? hi, everybody, happy new year. great to see you. here we go charging into 2013 with the "full court press" this wednesday morning, january 2nd. great to see you. great to be back with you. hope you
on "outfront" secretary of state hillary clinton spends another night in the hospital. what we know now about the potentially dangerous blood clot that has formed between her brain and skull. >>> plus, war ships, missiles and a warning to the united states. some developments to tell you about in iran. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit today for a special trial offer. visit excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geic
, on the tax side, we go back to the taxes that were enacted under president clinton the bank we all voted -- at least all the democrats that were here then voted for the clinton tax bill in 1993. and we heard all kinds of talk from the other side of the aisle about how this is going to be a disaster, going to kill the economy, just going to be awful. and not one republican supported it. but we passed it. president clinton signed it into law, and guess what? the economy took off. unemployment came down. we were paying down the deficit. we had three or four straight years of surpluses. cbo said we would pay off the national debt by 2010 if we kept on that way. well, then george bush came into office, and he looked all the surpluses, and he said, i guess what? we need to take that and give it back to the tax shelters. and that is what they did. that is what is ending tonight. all those tax cuts. then we go back to the tax system that we had under bill clinton. i asked -- what is so bad about that? it worked pretty darn well. the economy was going well. we were paying down the deficit. things
important is it for secretary of state clinton to testify under oath before she leaves office about the benghazi terror attack and what do you think we still need to know about benghazi. >> absolutely essential that she testify. i want to know from the secretary of state's point of view, were you informed of the deteriorating security situation, were all the cables coming out of benghazi, did they ever get up to your level and if they didn't, it is a problem and if they did, why didn't you act differently. it is important to know how the intelligence coming from libya, how it was received, in the state department, so we can learn and correct any mistakes we need to make. >> chris: some of your republican colleagues say they are prepared to hold off the confirmation of john kerry as secretary of state, until secretary clinton testifies as secretary, before she leaves office. >> that will happen, i was told by senator kerry he wants that approach, as you and needs to hear what she says so he can make comments about, i agree with her, i don't agree with her and makes sense to have her
ran on anti-american level. arguing against the united states. speaking of clinton as hillary clinton, secretary of state organizing the demonstrations against him. then in the policy world. supporting iran against us, on the nuclear issue. supporting assad in genocide war against his people. last week he supplied diesel to the tanks and the forces which were requiring it. this is a guy, our policy is complete failure in respect russia. >> doug: a minute left. brief comment on the death of four-star general normon schwarzkopf. >> a great soldier. we treb left hook in 1991 in the 100-hours war that got iraqis out of kuwait. >> hail mary pass. >> didn't do as well in cease-fire negotiations which allowed them to keep the helicopters, which used to kill shiites. >> charles? >> he did, i mean he was a war hero in vietnam days. tremendously successful leading desert storm. but in addition, i think it was a seminole event in our history that it restored the prestige, and the affection that americans have of the american military. which suffered horribly in the vietnam days and '70s. even in
hillary clinton finally expected to return to work next week. she spent the last three weeks recovering from a stomach virus and concussion that forced her to miss her date to testify in the benghazi attack that killed four americans in september. lawmakers say until hillary clinton testifies, they'll hold up john kerry has confirmation for secretary of state. >> eric: joining us now is sout carolina congressman and member of the house foreign affairs committee, mr. jeff duncan. good to have you on. first of all, why haven't we heard from hillary clinton? i understand concussions. i know them all too well. but really? three, four weeks now to testify? >> well, she needs to testify and i think she will. i'm optimistic she will. her office verified she was ill. i know the travel schedule, she gets worn down. i'll give her the benefit of the doubt. she needs to come testify. she was the person in charge at the department of state on september 11 when the attack in benghazi happened. and there are questions that need to be answered. >> kelly: there have been some people who criticize
he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. for the last few weeks, she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion that she sustained after fainting. she canceled an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton is preparing to step aside as secretary in the coming weeks. >>> a winter storm getting ready to pass through the area this weekend. road crews are getting ready as well, preparing for a full deployment. in maryland that means 2500 trucks out in full force today salting the roads and preparing plows for tomorrow. vdot and d dot will make their plans today for how they'll respond to the coming storm as that storm moves in. not everybody is upset about the impending snow. >> i love the snow. >> you're not scared of the snow? >> i used to shovel every day. i like waking up in the morning, you have to shovel off your car, to go to work. for me, it's actually i am looking forward to see the snow. >> we're going
of state hillary clinton will return to work next week after being sidelined by illness for the past few weeks. she's kept a low profile after suffering from a stomach virus and then a concussion she reportedly sustained after fainting. she had to cancel an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton is preparing to step down as secretary of state in the coming weeks. >>> this morning, two of the three men accused of brutally beating a capitol hill man this summer will be in court. police say tommy branch and sunny kuti attacked and robbed thomas maslin in august. maslin suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma nearly two months. the third suspect, michael moore, waived his right to a hearing. >>> this morning, four children, one as yun as 12, face charges for carjacking. the virginia couple was outside their home in manassas wednesday night when the group held them at gunpoint. when police caught up to them, a 13-year-old girl was behind wheel. the suspects tried to get away leaving the minivan in drive
in another three years with another crisis in the vrsc. the secretary clinton, ambassador riesch, undersecretary for political affairs and ambassador windy sherman high and -- and i have all met with an spoken with the rwandan and rwanda and officials in the past few weeks for a rapid and peaceful resolution to the crisis. i have travelled to the region just last month with my british and french counterparts to press the condoleezza, rwanda in, and ugandan governments to work together and start the crisis and address the causes of instability. and all three governments reiterated to us their shared goals -- their share gold -- shared goals. all three indicated to was that the most abusive commanders are now under targeted sanctions and we have placed those same individuals under u.s. sanctions. talks between the garcia government and the environment -- m 23 began on december 29 in uganda and are being mediated with uganda as the chair on the international conference of the great lakes region known as the i c g lra. as the two sides begin substantive con -- talks, the current ceas
to t. clinton had a good second term, by triangulating, working with the republicans. we don't see barack obama taking that stance. he is setting up his term as a firewall to the progressive movement. i represent the new deal and progressive achievements and i am going to hold this line -- meaning social security, medicare, medicaid and the entitlement programs that the democrats have fought for for decades. >> shannon: he won't have to face the voters again. so in that case, there are a number of things he has promised, some in his first term, leftover into the second term, immigration. he says he will make that a top priority. recent events, making gun control issues a top issue for him. but he has taken a lot of heat from those who thought he didn't do enough the first time, pushing him on issues of gay marriage, the environment. which of those do you think he will give the most attention? will he feel the freedom of his firstterm nmany ways to act nonlegislatively, with executive orders and regulations? do you think he will beef up his effortings? >> you had dennis kucinich on.
incompetence what can you get fired over. >> clayton: hillary clinton is out with a concussion and could be senator john kerry going through the approval process x. we'll not have a approval process until we hear from secretary clinton. >> she said publicly she took responsibility . what are you doing to be accountable for the failure. the question is what did she know. did she know he was in danger or putting himself in danger. both roads lead back to her. they are critical to understanding the larger failures. >>> and the u.s. army is heading to africa . parts of the countries where we are seeing extremist growth. they are expanding in libya and mali and nigeria and turkey. this is an effort to make sure they are trainned extremist. it shows that al-qaida is not really defeated but emboldened. >> i ran an operating base. these are the same target and that tells me al-qaida is coming back . it was designed to be a soft power of command and stated to have no combat of power. we had a conference on my think tank know had a conference and people recognized the problem is. you have no comba
politics the most, former president bill clinton. >> there's not a close second, is there? >> yeah, there might be. >> that campaign -- >> yep. just a few weeks after holding court at the democratic national convention, the former president kicked off his annual clinton global initiative conference in new york city. >> mika and i sat down with the president at the site of the cgi meeting on the same day that both president obama and mitt romney were set to speak there. >> how would you characterize how he's been handling the collective problems that we're seeing percolating across the middle east? >> well, i think that first of all, i think they've done pretty well in a very chaotic situation. the arab spring was always going to have ups and downs or bumps in the road or whatever you want to call it. in libya, the tragic situation of the lost of our ambassador and the other americans, it's worth pointing out a couple of things. first of all, most of the libyan people who were aware of what's going on like the united states, they like the fact that we aggressively supported them and
died, and clinton passes the law that basically gives the opportunity for bush to go further with it when bush, after 9/11, with the invasion of iraq. so, we see a continuum. that's part of the point we're making. it's not democrats versus republicans. foreign policy is bipartisan and we see it as this -- these lines running from 1898 -- you can say 1846 with mexico -- but we're tracing from 1899 up to iraq and afghanistan and yemen, and to the current administration. >> a lot like great historian williams who argues empire is a way of life. you call your book "untold history of the united states now now and in some ways williams -- >> we're following that. that's been on -- standing on on the showereds of a lot of great historian. this is not really untold to university audiences. it's untold in the public schools and untold to the popular u.s.a. audience. some people get their history from television and movies other than oliver's, and we're trying to challenge they that americans don't know much history. the national record card says u.s. high school seniors are worse in
will be enforced but not before giving the public a chance to weigh in. in 1993, president clinton called executive order to call on agencies to provide minimum of 60 days for public input. three new proposed regulation for obamacare assigned 30 days and will get 24. with the comment period set to end in the week between christmas and new year's. one of the regulation runs more than 400 pages. regulatory experts say it creates nearly impossible task. fully vetting the proposal and submitting in-depth comment by the deadline. >> very few people are aware that the regulatory process allows for public to comment. because of that, a lot of the agencies work in secret. >> americans for limited government sent letters to the administration asking why it's flagrantly ignoring the appropriate comment period. expressing concern about the large number of new regulatory actions that are being undertaken by the administration since the november election. the department of health and human services tells us "governors, insurers an other partners encourage us to finance roles as soon as possible and we will cont
clinton a blood clot near the train -- brain puts her in the hospital. what doctors are saying now about her recovery. bill: fox news alert, takes a look at the doi back over 13,000 again, up almost 220 points at the moment. inch investigators reacting to the fact that congress got its act together after a fashion and passed legislation to avert for now the so-called fiscal cliff. there are still a lot of arguments yet to be had. they didn't address some of the biggest issues, like for instance the see questions sister that would cut half a bill kwroepb dollars from pentagon spending. the investment community seems to like it, the dow up 219 points. we'll keep and eye on it. >> reporter: the control room a brand-new hour straight ahead for ou. as you saw the markets enjoying the deal hashed out last night, lawmakers steering us away from the fiscal cliff but no shortage of road blocks on the horizon. what it all means, what is next for taxpayers, 77% of whom will see their taxes go up now. some of taxes tied to obama care new portions of the law kicking in on january 1st, a live report o
in 2013. for some the answer is clear, asia. >> earlier this month u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton visited china and some asian countries. the obama administration is highlighting its policy shift, which places new emphasis on the asia-pacific region. >> the primary long-term emerging threat which requires a large military, according to some, is china. the chinese understandably are very leery of the u.s. descriptions of its policy, including, including phrases like "pivot to east asia" and "united states has always been a pacific power." um, the u.s. always says that this not about any one country, but if i'm a chinese military leader i would take it to mean china specifically and they do. >> china has a very concerted blue water policy. they believe that they need to dominate the seas. they are, uh, they are extraordinarily worrying to india on the one side, to our other asian allies, and we have understood the imperative of resourcing a push-back in the pacific. the problem is we haven't understood that we need to spend to do it and we haven't figured out how to spend to do it.
. >>> next, secretary of state hillary clinton has a blood clot near her brain. an update on her health when we come back. we've heard of bring your own beverage, but bring your own pot? that's what's happening in one state. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> the first "fox and friends" for 2013, your new year's edition. check out the fireworks display in rio. two million people gathered to see the show, many not wearing much clothes. >> most wearing speedos according to to a recent study by the pew people. over to dubai where one million people packed downtown for this 35-minute light show. thousands of tourists flew in to the country just to see
, eisenhower, j.f.k., clinton, they all had unfairs. what do you say to that? >> well, i don't think the idea -- the problem is that general petraeus had an affair. i think the idea and the big problem is that he was director of the cia and he walked into right into one of the most blackmailable situations you can have. it's good the u.s. found out about it before the russians or chinese. it's not that he's a general messing around, and according to the code of the justice that's not allowed. >> teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff with just 36 days to go until tax increases kick, in the white house and congress are playing a high stakes game of let's make a deal. >> only in america believes there has to be this what i believe to be really farce ical now surely -- the nature of the world is very fast moving, america has huge economic problems, heading for another fiscal cliff, everyone laughing at you from afenway park the american public sick and tired of all the games going on and there are you, grover norquist, a very bright guy still resolutely saying a pledge is a pledge is a pledge
presidents, president clinton, bush and obama said that nuclear iran is unacceptable. if the iranians are allowed to walk across that threshold with no opposition, that would demonstrat demonstrates other would-be regimes that-- >> is this the year for the showdown on iran? >> simply as a matter of industrial mechanics, how much uranium you need to enrich to get to a bomb this is the year. >> paul: we've been saying that for a while and somehow there's a computer virus that happens that keeps kicking it down. but it's not an ever receding horizon and the international atomic energy looks at iran as nuclear some piles, how much they have and how deeply -- look, you saw benjamin netanyahu at the u.n. in september draw literally a red line and they've come to consensus grew late in the spring of 2013 you're going to have that threshold. >> paul: matt, you've been the optimist in our group on the arab spring and made a strong case for it particularly after the dictatorships for so many decades in that part of the world. give us some reason to think that this could turn out better than it
, you have three presidents, president clinton, bush and obama have said explicitly that a nuclear iran is unacceptable. if the iranians are allowed to walk across the flesh hold with no opposition, that will demonstrate to other would t be aggressiveha regimes that there is no comp on the street. and that's what is happening. >> is this the year for the showdown on iran? >> simply is a matter of industrial mechanics, how much uranium you need to enrich. >> we humave been saying that for awhile though. and somehow there is a computer virusn that keeps kicking it down. >> it is not an ever receding horizon. and the international atomic agency takes iran's nuclear stockpiles and how much they have and how deally -- deeply it is spared. you saw benjamin netanyahu draw literally a red line. both american intelligence and israeli intelligence have come to a consensus that late in the spring of 2013 you are going to have that threshold moment. >> matt, you have been the op tau miss among our group on the arab spring. you have made a strong case for it, particularly ever a the dictatorships f
presidents. president clinton, bush and obama have said explicitly a nuclear iran is unacceptable. if the iranians are allowed to walk across that threshold with no opposition that is going to demonstrate to other would be aggressive regimes there is no cop on the street. that is what is happening. >> paul: is this the year of the showdown? >> it's how much industrial mechanics, how much uranium this would be the year. >> paul: there is a computer virus that keeps kicking it down. >> but it's not an ever receiving horizon and they take nuclear stockpiles and how much they have and how deeply it is buried. you saw benjamin netanyahu at the u.n. in september and literally draw a red line, both american intelligence and israeli intelligence have come to the view that late in the spring of 2013 you're going to have that threshold. >> paul: you've been the optimist on arab spring and you made a strong case for it. particularly after the dictatorships for so many decades in that part of the world. give us some reason it could turn out better. >> it's not over. the struggle in egypt over
in the long run. >> host: then why do the gaffes or mistakes of a president bill clinton, president george w. bush, drunken driving before 2000, why are those not fatal mistakes? >> guest: two things going on. one is what else is going on in the world at the time? john mccain made a comment about, you know, asked the question about what would you do in iran, and one said send a message of a bomb, and he said, bomb, bomb, bomb iran, and it was a three day wander, few people remember that, a lot of coverage, but things happened in the world at the time, and it was crowded out in the process, and no one carried that on. i compare that to hillary clinton's statement about being under fire in bos knee that. she repeated that time after time after time after time until the media started to say, well, is this really true? they have pictures of her greeted at the airport with a little girl with flowers and the regime on the ground said, no, there was not any fire, and then the obama people started to feed the media saying you might want to look at her credibility on these things, and it was so drama
, was signed by brinbrin on march 10 -- president clinton on march 10, 2000. this bill was to provide extended care services for our veterans to make improvements in health care programs at the department of veterans affairs. i was chairman of the health subcommittee at the time and i was able to advance this bill and i'm very proud that president bill clinton signed this. the fourth bill was the cardiac arrest survival act of -- president clinton signed this on november 13, 2000. it prevents as many as 50,000 unnecessary deaths each year in the united states by using what's called a.e.d.'s, which are automatic external defibrillators. this is now allow -- this has now allowed people to be trained to save lives. this act was very important and i'm glad that it was signed as my bill. the fifth one that i'm very proud of that president bush signed is dealing with asthma conditions. self-administration of medication was prevented in schools because they had no drugs allowed and so many children had asthma and they needed epy pen or -- epi pen or abeauty rol, and if it wasn't available they could
secretary clinton agreed to meet with the russian foreign minister and rahim my, the u.n. ambassador for the syrian issue, the syrian dossier. if the regime uses chemical weapons or any weapons of mass destruction, the regime in syria, that is definitely an indication that it is a last act of desperation. melissa: yeah. >> i'm sure that the international community will try to prevent that in any way, shape or form. the syrian, the russian president, putin, a couple of days ago when he was in turkey, he gave some signals that the chemical weapons in syria are secure. so now i think we need to sit down with the russians to see if they have any guaranties to the security of these weapons. >> talked about how the international community could try to prevent this and there are two weapons we really have. there are weapons weapons and there is money. is there anything, what could we do at this point to try to stop this from happening? >> well i think, you know, the regime of syria has these weapons. i'm not sure they will sell them or if we put some money on the table that will solve this.
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